The John Marshall School of Law has added four new scholarships to help lessen student debt. Among those receiving the first scholarships are law students providing legal help to U.S. veterans as well as a mother who is studying for her law degree while battling with cancer.
The John Marshall School of Law announced past week that the four new scholarships are Dr. Eugene T. Leonard III Scholarship, William E. Rodriquez Memorial Scholarship, George Trubow Memorial Scholarship, and Veterans’ Assistance Book Scholarship in Honor of Mr. Gerald Schur.
Nancy Piña-Campos, a first-generation American with a passion for real estate law, was the first recipient of William E. Rodriquez Memorial Scholarship honoring John Marshall’s first Hispanic graduate. The scholarship was established by the law school in honor of William E. Rodriguez, who was a house painter when he enrolled at John Marshall, and was one of 57 graduates of the class of 1912. He went on to serve as an alderman in the Chicago City Council, and also helped found the Chicago chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The inaugural George Trubow Memorial Scholarship honoring long-time professor George Trubow, was presented to Margaret Domanski, a third-year student. Trubow, who founded John Marshall Law School’s Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law, was a member of the faculty for 25 years. Under his direction, the law school established the Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law (previously the Journal of Computer and Information Law), and the International Moot Court Competition in Privacy Law.
The Dr. Eugene T. Leonard Scholarship was established by brothers and John Marshall alums, Joseph, Andrew and Matthew, in honor of their late father who encouraged and supported them. Mary Ellen Swee was the first student selected to receive the award.
Students Benjamin Abrams, Breanna Zima and Melissa Peterson were the first students to be awarded the Veterans’ Assistance Book Scholarship. This book award assists students working in the VLSC who often are too busy between their work at the clinic and their studies to take on paid employment. The scholarship was established to help those students who are serving those who served.